Myyrä ( The Mole ) bento

September 7, 2010

Myyrä ( The Mole ) bento

Today´s bento for the girls feature a character that might not be so familiar to everyone. He is called “Myyrä” in Finnish and that means “The Mole”. The original cartoon “Krtek” dates 1956 and is created by Czech animator Zdeněk Miler.

We have some children books and DVDs with this lovely mole and I decided it would be a nice theme for the bento.

The book I took for inspiration is called “Myyrä Puhemiehenä” ( The mole as a matchmaker ), Czech title “Krtek a maminka” (the mole and the mother).

It is somehow a very funny (and almost absurd ) book. The mole helps his friends ( a rabbit couple ) to stop fighting .There is a part in the book that male rabbit is crying because the female one doesn’t want anything with him and he decides he should eat amanita mushrooms ( poison red white dotted mushrooms ).

Soon after the forest celebrates the rabbits´s wedding and female rabbit gets little children. The funniest is they show mother rabbit laying down as small rabbits jumps from a hole in between her legs :D.

Ok, so the contents of the boxes: Multi grain rice, steamed broccoli, pan fried tofu with onions, potato “korokke” (japanese croquettes), raw carrots, grapes and lettuce. The Mole is made of nori, tofu and egg sheet. Flowers in the bouquet are cheese and carrots.

To add.. the croquettes are made today with leftovers from a Shepherd’s pie that remained from yesterday ^_^

Myyrä ( The Mole ) bento

14 Responses to “Myyrä ( The Mole ) bento”

  1. sheri Says:

    So cute the mole! Love the teeny flowers too. Is it a pasta heart? So sweet!

  2. mils Says:

    The teensy flower bouquet is my favourite! Love it! I want to do soemthing like that with my ‘noodle flowers’ – can’t think of what to do with teensy bits of flowers.

  3. karaimame Says:

    Yes! Pasta heart! They are so small.. when I bought I thought it would go only to soups..
    Thanks for your comment Sheri!

  4. karaimame Says:

    ^_^ you could make a “necklace” with noodle flowers and spaghetti :)
    Thanks mils for always leaving so sweet comments!

  5. Lia Chen Says:

    So many tiny details in this bento and so cute! Look at the mole’s cool hair hehehe … Your bento bring smile to me this morning :)

  6. ChantaleP Says:

    That is the cutest!! I love that little bouquet! Talk about detail.. wow!

  7. Lael Says:

    Yay! Such a fun bento! And thank you for explaining the story behind the bento!!

  8. pinea Says:

    What a wonderful myyrä <3
    I've become very curious: how do you make all these details for your bento's? Do you just simply carve them with a knife, or do you have some special (myyrä)moulds? Kummin tahansa, olet tosi taitava!

  9. karaimame Says:

    Thanks Lia! Makes me happy I can make you smile ^_^.

  10. karaimame Says:

    :) Thanks Chantale! Edible “flowers” are always welcome ^_^

  11. karaimame Says:

    Thank you Lael, glad you liked!

  12. karaimame Says:

    Moi Pinea!! Kiitos, kiitos.. *blush* . About the myyrä.. I cut it with a knife (using the book image as model). The nori is easy to cut with a scissor and the nose I used a piece of straw as cutter ( cooked carrot is soft for that) ^_^
    :) (you might know that is difficult to find any proper “tools” here in Finland :)
    Thanks for your lovely comment!


  13. Love the storybook inspiration and the fresh happy feel of your bento–and what an amazing and creative edible “bouquet”!

  14. karaimame Says:

    Thank you Jenn for your kind comment! Storybooks are a great source of inspiration for children meals. They recognize the characters and it is very gratifying to see their little smiling faces. ^_^


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